A Different Kind of Superhero – Caregiver Spotlight: Erin Crapser

A Different Kind of Superhero – Caregiver Spotlight: Erin Crapser

June 06, 2018

One of our favorite caregivers is Erin Crapser. Erin is mother to 5 kids, including 25-year-old Morgan. Morgan has developmental disabilities and gastrointestinal disease which requires her to receive TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition). TPN, also known as intravenous or IV nutrition, allows patients who have issues with their digestive systems...

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Customer Spotlight: Powering Through Chronic Illness with Caleigh

Customer Spotlight: Powering Through Chronic Illness with Caleigh

March 20, 2018

For 20-year-old Caleigh Miller of Wallkill, New York, life is something to be lived to the fullest. If you ever speak with Caleigh, she’s one of the bubbliest people you’ll ever meet – effervescent and full of energy. Caleigh is many things, a lover of the color pink, an aspiring actress and also a chronic illness fighter. Caleigh shares her top tips for staying occupied and positive, even when going through tough times health-wise.

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What Is TPN and How Is It Administered?

What Is TPN and How Is It Administered?

February 28, 2018 6 Comments

What is TPN? Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), also known as intravenous or IV nutrition feeding, is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins. In other words, it provides nutrients for patients who do not have a functioning GI tract or who have disorders requiring complete bowel...

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Getting Support for TPN Through The Oley Foundation

Getting Support for TPN Through The Oley Foundation

September 12, 2017

Receiving TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), also known as intravenous or IV nutrition, can result in a big lifestyle change for patients. Every year, US patients receive TPN in approximately 360,000 hospital visits, with approximately 1/3 of those patients being children and newborns. TPN is administered to patients who have issues...

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About PICC Lines and the Care+Wear PICC Line Cover

About PICC Lines and the Care+Wear PICC Line Cover

December 17, 2015

What is a PICC line? Often times, patients are given a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line to help access the blood stream. Access to the blood stream is required for a number of treatments including treatments for Cancer, Diabetes, Lyme Disease and TPN (total parenteral nutrition). A PICC line is inserted in...

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